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3 Bean Tacos

3 Bean Tacos

recipe ingredients
1 tsp. olive oil
1 cup diced onion
1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
1/2 cup diced green bell pepper
1 Tbsp. chili powder
2 tsp. dried oregano
1 tsp. ground cumin
1 garlic clove -- minced
1 cup canned chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed and drained
1/2 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup canned pinto beans, rinsed and drained
1 (8-ounce) can no salt added tomato sauce
12 taco shells
3/4 cup shredded iceberg lettuce
3/4 cup diced tomato
1/2 cup finely shredded reduced-fat sharp Cheddar cheese
1/2 cup salsa

recipe directions
Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add onion and next 6 ingredients (onion through garlic), and sauté 2 minutes. Add chickpeas, beans, and tomato sauce. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes or until thick. Prepare taco shells according to package directions. Spoon 1/4 cup bean mixture into each taco shell. Top each with lettuce, 1 tablespoon tomato, 2 teaspoons cheese, and 2 teaspoons salsa.

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Serves: 12 - Nutrition Information Per Serving:
calories total fat sat fat protein fiber sodium (mg) carbs ww pts
140 4 1 5 4 273 21 2

10 Comments

  1. janeeagle

    Could use more fiber and lower the sodium though. good color. i will probably add some cayenne pepper next time and to avoid the fat bake or skip the shells altogether and opt for more lettuce.

  2. Debbie S.

    My family loved these tacos. We didn’t miss the meat at all. My daughter and I are doing WW and loved the fact that we could have two of these tacos w/yellow rice and stay well within our daily points for the day. We will definitely have these again. Also, I only had a 15 oz. can of tomato sauce and used that and they were nice and “saucy”. I’m sure the extra 7 oz. added some calories, but not much.

  3. Sherry H.

    Ive been trying to introduce meatless meals more often to my husband and this one worked! both he and I really enjoyed the tacos and they are definately worth the effort to prepare. I slightly mashed the beans to create a “beefy-meaty” texture that we were used to. Seemed to work! Enjoy!

  4. Catherine

    Excellent, incredible filling for taco salad, not as good for tacos.

  5. Carolyn

    Excellent! My family loved it. I mashed the beans mixure before serving.

  6. Kableguyswife

    This was a great recipe with lots of flavor. I used it for a taco salad to save a few points and the hubby & kids used it in taco shells.We all loved it! Thanks!!

  7. Amber

    Excellent recipe. I makt it often. Family loves the flavor!!!

  8. csm

    Definitely a keeper. Made quite a bit so I had a lot of leftovers, which is always appreciated. The flavor was even better the next day. Goes great in both tortillas or taco shells.

  9. Jodi N

    the whole family loved these. & it really did make a lot. We used the leftovers & made mexican omlettes with egg beaters. Was really good!

  10. Alyssa M

    We had this recipe last night for dinner, and it was really good! I have put our family on a vegitarian diet for a few weeks, so we are trying all sorts of new things. This was our first recipe for the week. It was really filling, and my husband didn’t even seem to miss the meat in it. It seemed a little sweet to us…and although it had a lot of flavor, it seemed like it was lacking in something. We will make it again though, for sure (with a few adjustments maybe)

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